Local bluewater

A lot of local attention has been on the tuna and kingfish, which has been red hot for local anglers. Both species have been caught less than half an hour from the nearest ramps for those getting on to the fish nice and early. There have been insane numbers of tuna around, and while there has been a lot of fish they haven’t been suicidal and need to be targeted smartly in order to make the most of catching them.

The kingfish have been less prevalent than the tuna have still been catchable by those searching closer in to the points and pressure zones with lures and live baits.

James Rogers from Unreel Fishing Charters has been out with his sons Dylan and Tristan and the boys have been catching some monster kingfish. The boys have been catching the fish on a mixture of techniques ranging from mechanical jigging, casting stickbaits and dropping down live baits.

Young gun Mike went out and got into some tuna with his dad recently. The guys fished out from Port Phillip heads in great conditions and caught tuna to around 15kg on the troll. Small bullet head skirts and deep running hardbodies got the job done.

Customer Dan and mates fished out on the local tuna recently and found some really solid fish. Fishing out from Cape Schank the boys got into a few great fish to around 30kg. Trolled hardbodies in aggressive colours worked the best amongst the myriad of other boats.